Introduction to Media Studies

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CMS 2010 Introduction to Media Studies is a core class in the Communication and Media Studies program at Clayton State University. Links to other sections of this syllabus can be found in the header menu as well as the “General Class Policies” menu, which both appear on each page of the syllabus. The “General Class Policies”  menu also includes a link to information related to the pandemic.

Additional course materials, including a detailed schedule of the semester’s topics and due dates, are available to enrolled students through Desire2Learn.

This syllabus is still being updated for the Fall 2021 semester. Check this syllabus regularly to make sure that you have the most current information.

Section Information

  • CRN 82865/82866: MW 1:00-2:10 p.m.
  • Class meetings: Carnes 215
    (Carnes is the building next to Spivey Hall)

First Steps

Students must complete the first week’s assignments, which are listed in the Content section of our D2L course.

Required Text

Recommended Text

If you do not already have one, I recommend picking up a writer’s handbook like one of the following. (You do not need the most recent edition.)

Contact Information

My contact information including office hours is collected on separate page.

Diversity and disability services

It is my intent that students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course, that students’ learning needs be addressed, and that the diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. It is my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity along multiple dimensions, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups.

Students with disabilities who need to request accommodations should contact the Disability Resource Center, Edgewater Hall, Suite 255; 678-466-5445; disabilityservices@mail.clayton.edu